C/S Post Archive
The first Confirmed Stock, held on April 28, 2012 at the 2640 Space, was a huge success. Thanks to the 18 amazing brands that were part of it and the hundreds of folks who came out to shop and hang. Stay tuned for an update from us on Confirmed Stock #2.
Brand Profile: Federal
– A few months ago on a trip to DC, I had the chance to stop by the District's newest (and I'd say best) menswear store, Federal. Everything about Federal feels right from the moment you walk in the door.
Brand Profile: Mister Crow
— “I just want to keep creating good things for interesting people.” One of the best parts of organizing this first Confirmed Stock has been all of the great conversations I’ve had with the amazing people behind these brands. And even among all these interesting stories, the tale of Mister Crow stands out as truly different. Located [...]
Brand Profile: CXXVI
– Back in January when we first putting the lineup together, CXXVI was one of the very first brands to say yes. They had little more to go on than our teaser video and an email from me, but they almost immediately replied that they would "absolutely love to be part of this." And to be honest, that was the first time I knew that this thing was viable. If a brand like CXXVI wanted in, why couldn't this thing work?
Brand Profile: Jack Robie
— “Jack Robie embodies American cool and charisma with a sense of style that is classic and sophisticated.” Jack Robie shirts really stood out to us, not just for their classic style, but for their impeccable fit and attention to detail. Their latest collection, just released this week, continues to build Jack Robie’s reputation as [...]
Brand Profile: Lumina Clothing
– Way back in February of 2011 when Confirmed Stock was just an idea -- when it didn't even have a name -- Barton at Lumina Clothing was one of the first people to believe in it. In fact, having Lumina here in Baltimore was part of the reason I wanted to do this. I had recently purchased one of their ties and I loved it.
Brand Profile: Almanac Industries
— “We started Almanac Industries out of an urge to make things with our hands. And make them well.” Despite the focus of our recent brand profiles, Confirmed Stock isn’t just about menswear. It’s also about skilled craftspeople making things from hand. The duo behind Almanac Industries works with both bookbinding and letterpress to create [...]
Brand Profile: Ruell and Ray
— Dead stock is fabric that is no longer in production. We do this for two main reasons: to make our footprint on the environment smaller and to deliver a truly exclusive product to our clients. In recent months, we’ve been seeing Ruell and Ray pop up all over the place. And when we found out [...]
Brand Profile: Two Inch Cuffs
In the past month, Two Inch Cuffs has evolved from a lifestyle inspiration site to include a full online shopping experience. Who is Two Inch Cuffs? We'll let them tell you in their own words.
Brand Profile: Randolph Engineering
This year, Randolph Engineering celebrates its 40th anniversary. How does a brand remain relevant and successful over such a long period of time? If you're Randolph Engineering, you do it by producing the highest quality products possible while delivering stellar customer service each and every day. We had the pleasure of chatting with Mary Waszkiewicz for more on the history and future of this iconic American brand.
Entry No 8
Brand Profile: Greenwich Vintage
As soon as you start talking to the midwestern gentlemen from Greenwich Vintage, you know they’re in this for the right reasons. It’s not a trend or fashion for them, it’s a fundamental belief in doing things the right way. On April 28, Greenwich Vintage will bring their fine vintage goods and amazing shoes to Baltimore. Read on for a more formal introduction.
Why did you start Greenwich Vintage?
We at Greenwich Vintage wanted to restore the true style of the American male, which recently has been lost. People forget that for years the look and attitude of the American male was the envy of consumers both in the US, as well as around the world. James Dean, Carey Grant, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, Steve McQueen, these were American gentlemen that acted with class and dressed with courage. Simply put, Greenwich Vintage is focused on purveying clothing and offering guidance, which unearths these qualities within today’s American man.
What motivates you to keep it going?
For Zen: When we style a customer and literally change his life.
For Mike: The hunt for and discovery of hard-to-find items. I eat, sleep and live for vintage goods. However, these pieces are becoming even more rare than ever before so preserving these goods and purveying them properly allows others to enjoy them as the original owner once did.
For Max: Building a business that our customers appreciation and enjoy, as well as one that is sustainable for the long-term.
How did you get into cobbling and master that art?
In the 2003 to 2004 timeframe, I was focused on customizing sneakers. During that period I really started getting into the deconstruction and reconstruction of sneakers and shoes, simply the art of cobbling. From there, it was a natural progression for me to move in into “Grown Man” shoes as represented by our unbelievable inventory of vintage wingtips and colored soles.
What excites and inspires you?
Curating and purveying the clothes of your father and grandfather and restoring them for current and future generations. Greenwich Vintage prides itself on innovation and exceeding expectations. We are the first to manufacture US-made colored soles and one of the few companies offering deadstock vintage.
Where do you see Greenwich Vintage going in the next year? The next 5 years?
Greenwich Vintage is focused on its mission to restore the style of the American male and continuing its current growth through hard work and innovation. Over the next five years Greenwich Vintage’s goal includes being the premier provider of US-made vintage menswear, as well as US-made colored soles. In addition, the Company is focused on establishing an old time barbershop in the Twin Cities under the stewardship of our own master barber Mustache Mike.
Are there people or companies that you look up to?
Pendelton, Woolrich, Filson, Red Wing, Gokey.
What can people expect to find when they visit your space at Confirmed Stock?
Our showroom at Confirmed Stock is focused on creating an environment where a man can be a man, a chap can be a chap. With that being said customers will get to peruse vintage items that their father or grandfather may have worn in their day.
What’s one thing people should know about Greenwich Vintage?
We are hard working midwest gentlemen that want to provide our clients with a great product and a quality experience.
If you’re not already, we recommend following these guys on Instagram where you’ll get a preview of all the amazing work they’re doing. Check out greenwichvintage.us for even more.
Photos Courtesy of Greenwich Vintage Co.